10 days in Nashville, Ottawa & Herod Itinerary

10 days in Nashville, Ottawa & Herod Itinerary

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10 days in Nashville, Ottawa & Herod Itinerary

Start: Louisville
Drive:  1​h 45​min
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Nashville
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
2
Ottawa
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
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Herod
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 45​min
End: Louisville

2
nights
Nashville

Nashville ©
Nashville is a town in Washington Township, Brown County, Indiana, United States. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge and T.C. Steele State Historic Site. Escape the urban bustle at Starve Hollow State Recreation Area and Hoosier National Forest. When in Nashville, make a side trip to see Milwaukee Trail in Bedford, approximately 50 minutes away. The adventure continues: take a peaceful walk through Yellowwood State Forest, steep yourself in history at Brown County Pioneer Museum and Old Log Jail, look for gifts at Chateau Thomas Winery, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Salt Creek Trail.

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Louisville to Nashville is an approximately 2-hour car ride. You can also take a bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Louisville in November, with highs in Nashville at 44°F and lows at 27°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Ottawa.

Things to do in Nashville

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Bedford, Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge, Starve Hollow State Recreation Area
Highlights from your plan
Brown County State Park ©
Brown County State Park
Starve Hollow State Recreation Area ©
Muscatatuck National Wildlife Refuge ©

5
nights
Ottawa

Ottawa ©
Ottawa is a city located at the confluence of the navigable Illinois River and Fox River in LaSalle County, Illinois, United States. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Wildlife Prairie Park and Ottawa Historical and Scouting Heritage Museum. Visiting Buffalo Rock State Park and Thomson Causeway Recreation Area will get you outdoors. Explore Ottawa's surroundings by going to Wheels O' Time Museum (in Dunlap), Constitution Trail (in Bloomington) and lake of the woods county park (in Mahomet). The adventure continues: hike along Busey Woods, steep yourself in history at Heritage Canyon, take in the pleasant sights at Washington Square, and take a peaceful walk through Deer Grove Forest Preserve.

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Traveling by car from Nashville to Ottawa takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Central Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November in Ottawa, expect temperatures between 48°F during the day and 31°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Herod.

Things to do in Ottawa

Parks Wildlife Outdoors

Side Trips

Urbana, Wheels O' Time Museum, lake of the woods county park, Thomson Causeway Recreation Area, Constitution Trail
Highlights from your plan
Wildlife Prairie Park ©
Wildlife Prairie Park
Thomson Causeway Recreation Area ©
Thomson Causeway Recreation Area

2
nights
Herod

Herod ©
Herod is an unincorporated community in Pope County, Illinois, United States. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): appreciate the views at Little Grand Canyon, delve into the lush surroundings at Shawnee National Forest, examine the collection at Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, then admire the majestic nature at Cave-in-Rock State Park, and finally make a trip to Iron Furnace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Burden Falls, trek along Jackson Falls Trail, and then admire the majestic nature at Ferne Clyffe State Park.

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Drive from Ottawa to Herod in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Ottawa in November, expect nights in Herod to be about the same, around 35°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 55°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Herod

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Ben E. Clement Mineral Museum, Iron Furnace, Ferne Clyffe State Park, Burden Falls, Shawnee National Forest
Highlights from your plan
Ferne Clyffe State Park ©
Ferne Clyffe State Park
Cave-in-Rock State Park ©
Cave-in-Rock State Park
Shawnee National Forest ©
Shawnee National Forest